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  • Blueprints For Your Children’s Character

    Contributed by Martin Spoelstra on Dec 15, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    There is a Minister who received an urgent note that said that a man in his congregation wanted to get a hold of him. The man’s problems have been 10 years in the making but have become urgent when the consequences of neglect suddenly materialized. The minister met the man at his office. He was a more

  • The Wisdom Of Children

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    THE WISDOM OF CHILDREN Patrick aged 10: "Never trust a dog to watch your food." Michael aged 14: "When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don't answer him." Joel, aged 10: "Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a cricket bat." Andrew aged 9: "Puppies still have bad more

  • Children On Silence  PRO

    Contributed by Carl Greene on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    CHILDREN ON SILENCE Author Kathleen Norris used to play a game with elementary-school children in which she would make a deal with them. "First you get to make noise," she would bargain, "and then you’ll make silence." The time of noise was always predictably chaotic -- shouting, pounding and more

  • Children And Their Fathers

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 16, 2009

    CHILDREN AND THEIR FATHERS An old English proverb tells how important fathers are. It says: "A father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." Fathers are often more appreciated at different ages of their children. Mark Twain had the candour to admit a change in his perception of his father: "When more

  • Children Of The King

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Aug 17, 2009

    CHILDREN OF THE KING Living as a child of the King will be noticeable in the way others experience us. Madonna has been in the headlines over the last couple of years for famously trying and succeeding to adopt African children from Malawi. Whatever we think of Madonna’s actions or motives more

  • To Children On School

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010

    TO CHILDREN ON SCHOOL School is your job right now. It is where you spend a great deal of time, just like parents spent a great deal of time a work. School is where you learn important habits that are important to work. Like showing up on time. Being respectful. Doing your work to the best of more

  • Teach The Children  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 53 ratings

    TEACH THE CHILDREN Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened... I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa more

  • Children's Prayers

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007

    CHILDREN’S PRAYERS: Dear God: Please send a new baby for Mommy. The new baby you sent last week cries too much. Debbie, 7 Dear God: Who did you make smarter? Boys or girls? My sister and I want to know. Jimmy, 6 Dear God: How many angels are there in heaven? I would like to be the first kid in my more

  • Sing To The Children  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 20 ratings

    SING TO THE CHILDREN A tradition that Evelyn Knowles has chosen for posterity is to sing to her babies. The very first time she held each of her newborn grandchildren cheek to cheek and heart to heart, they heard their grandmother softly sing-- Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells more

  • Children & Marriage  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Bolton on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Children & Marriage “No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.” Kirsten, age 10 “You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like more

  • Children's Prayers  PRO

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    CHILDREN’S PRAYERS: Dear God: Please send a new baby for Mommy. The new baby you sent last week cries too much. Debbie, 7 Dear God: Who did you make smarter? Boys or girls? My sister and I want to know. Jimmy, 6 Dear God: How many angels are there in heaven? I would like to be the first kid in more

  • In Their Eagerness For Their Children To ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    "In their eagerness for their children to acquire skills and to succeed, parents may forget that youngsters need time more

  • Children At Risk

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008

    CHILDREN AT RISK According to recent reports, there are 120 million street children, 15 million AIDS orphans, 10 million child prostitutes, 2 million deaths/year from treatable more

  • Gift For The Children's Home

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 16, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    GIFT FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOME A tired stay-at-home mom opened the front door of her home to find the preacher from the church, who said, "I’m collecting donations for the new children’s home we’re building. Just asking you to give what you more

  • Outlived His Children

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 15, 2010

    OUTLIVED HIS CHILDREN His weather worn face looked like ancient parchment stretched over a wire mesh skeleton and his eyes, haunted with memories, looked straight through me into my soul. As I gave my devotion that day I could tell that he understood the anguish Abraham must have felt as God more

  • Raising Children Is An Incredibly Hard And ...

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 31, 2010

    "Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the more

  • The Decline Of Marriage And Children

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 9, 2012

    THE DECLINE OF MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN Rutgers University Sociology Prof. David Popenoe, and Jean Bethke Elshtain, Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago divinity School. Concluded that the decline of marriage is mainly responsible for the deteriorating well-being of more

  • Jesus Loves The Little Children

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 24, 2014

    I had a preacher friend, Carl Etchinson, who had several children. These children grew up and then began having children so Carl had many grandchildren. One of his sons was having another baby. The baby was born late at night and Carl’s son did not call Carl. They forgot the next morning to more

  • Children Born Out Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008

    CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK 40% of all babies born in the U.S. in 2006 (most recent data) were born out of wedlock, double the rate of 1980. More than 80% of babies born to teen moms in the U.S. in ’06 were born outside of marriage. 60% of babies born to more

  • Children Not Happier After Divorce  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    CHILDREN NOT HAPPIER AFTER DIVORCE "One of the many myths of our culture is that divorce automatically rescues children from an unhappy marriage . . . However, when one looks at the thousands of children that my colleagues and I have interviewed at our center since 1980, most of whom were from more